Rock Hill, South Carolina, is the southern neighbor of Charlotte; it is the largest city in York County, the fourth-largest city in the state and home to a wealth of traditional meeting and events facilities capable of accommodate groups of all sizes. Rock Hill event venues boast all the big-city amenities with laid-back charm. Historic homes, spacious parks and sprawling ballrooms are well equipped and ready for conferences, trade shows and more.
Rock Hill is just 35 minutes from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport and minutes from Interstate 77.
Chief among convention venues in Rock Hill, the Baxter M. Hood Center is also the largest meeting venue in York County. It features 40,000 square feet of state-of-the-art space spread across 16 rooms. Whether hosting conferences, trainings, banquets or corporate seminars, the center's meeting spaces range in capacity from five to 600 people. Its expert staff can assist in making any event seamless, from arranging catering services to transportation.
Located in downtown Rock Hill on East Main Street, the Freedom Center is a premier meeting facility that can accommodate groups as large as 500 people and offers Wi-Fi throughout. Nearby, the Winthrop Coliseum hosts more than just Winthrop Eagles basketball games; it's also a spectacular venue for hosting large trade shows and banquets, thanks to a 13,000-square-foot concourse and 11,000-square-foot arena floor, seating up to 6,500 people. The coliseum is not just for big events – it has several smaller meeting rooms and classrooms seating 30 to 100 guests.
Hotel venues in Rock Hill can provide some meeting space, but from banquets to galas, Rock Hill's ballrooms and banquet centers are perfect for upscale events after a day of meetings. The historic City Club of Rock Hill is a gorgeous setting for dinners and galas. Its Dogwood Ballroom features 14-foot ceilings with hand-pressed tin tiles and soaring columns, while the three private dining rooms are ideal for more intimate events. The Palmetto Room at Historic Old Town is one of the largest ballroom facilities in York County, offering seating for 300 guests within its 5,500 square feet. Meanwhile, the Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek features a richly appointed, 4,540-square-foot ballroom with a spacious bar, dance floor area and patio.
Groups to Rock Hill would be amiss to not spend some time in the great outdoors. The city has several park facilities available for rent, including the Lake Pavilion at Manchester Meadows, offering 3,355 square feet of open shelter space. Cherry Park is the city's world-class recreational complex, encompassing 68 acres of playgrounds, jogging trails and sports fields. It also has an enclosed shelter for up to 60 people and open shelter for up to 75 people.